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Jack kisses bartender and calls himself her boyfriend. Rut roh. Methinks Correspondence Course Writing School Gal is toast. Or about to be notified that she has won the Pulitzer Prize for twists.
Amanda breaks into the house that she will later buy and has flashbacks of another New Year’s Eve wherein David is preparing to go to the Grayson’s party. Bill Harmon, “Uncle Bill,” arrives and gives her a gift. David reminds Amanda that he loves her “infinity times infinity.”
She decides to read the journals there in the house. After reading the journal, Amanda sneaks off to spy on Victoria, remembering watching Victoria and Bill Harmon take a computer out of her dad’s house.
Amanda sneaks up to the door, triggering the motion sensor lights. Frank sees her footprints in the snow.
Lydia and Michael are arriving a day early for the party because they are looking for a place in the Hamptons. Lydia tells them they put an offer in on the David Clarke property but were turned down by the mysterious corporation that owns it.
Girlfriend is reading a cheesy book when Amanda stops back into The Stowaway for lunch. Girlfriend wants the day off so she can work at the Grayson’s party. Dad Porter tells her if she wants to work the Grayson’s party, she is fired. Girlfriend is tired of Montauk. Amanda tells her that she will work the Grayson party for her and will give her 25% of what she earns. Girlfriend asks her name and she says, “Mandy.”
Sam the Wonder Dog recognizes Amanda and she remarks about how much he has grown. Nolan appears out of nowhere. Jack calls Sam in and sees Amanda yet again. Amanda tells Nolan to get lost.
Conrad and Frank are discussing Lydia and Michael. Conrad says Michael knows nothing and Lydia is a conscience-less slut who will keep her trap shut. Frank tells Conrad even he is a suspect.
Victoria has sneaked over to David Clarke’ house. She finds a picture of David on the floor and recalls the night of the New Year’s Eve party where she first met David.
Conrad finds Victoria at the house. She tells him she is seeking “calm before the storm.” Conrad tells her that they are going to sell the Clarke house. Victoria asks why and Conrad responds, “because you are still in love with him.”
AMANDA IS HIDING IN THE SHADOWS THE WHOLE TIME
At the “current” party, Victoria asks Amanda to find Mason Treadwell an ashtray. Amanda calls him “Leo.” AGAIN, people, Mason AND Victoria talk to Amanda face-to-face and don’t recognize her later as Emily? Is this supposed to illustrate the aloofness of the rich and famous? For someone as suspicious as Victoria, me no buy-ee.
Treadwell gives Victoria the picture of David in the prison yard the day he was killed. Amanda looks at the place cards of all of the people she read about in David’s journal. A nervous man comes up to her and asks her to be seated as far as possible from “all these people.” He remarks that he is staying in the poolhouse and gives Amanda some money to get him some liquor. Frank sees the transaction.
The man is Royce Halsted, a person of whom David wrote was “a true friend – knows I am innocent – forced to stay quiet against his will – would stand by me.”
Nolan enters The Stowaway and tries to hit on Jack’s girlfriend. Jack catches him and tells him she is with him. Nolan introduces himself to Jack.
Amanda meets Halsted in the poolhouse with the liquor. She tells him she wants to know about her father. Then she tells him her father is David Clarke.
Amanda explains that she read her father’s journals, and that Halsted knows the truth. Halsted confirms that is David was set up and urges her to drop it. She tells them she is not afraid of these people but Halsted clams up.
Amanda is back to serving cocktails at the party as rich people tell each other how crappy they all are. Lydia accused Amanda of lusting after Victoria.